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Posted: 04 Jan 07, 00:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What's the best song Roger ever wrote???? In my opinion it's Sheer Heart Attack. It still blows me away. Radio Ga Ga is also one of my favourite Queen tracks. Don't forget Tenement Funster either.

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Posted: 04 Jan 07, 01:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

roger is probably my least fav songwriter in queen, but he has a fair share of gems. My favorites in the 70's are tenament funster and sheer heart attack, maybe I'm in love with my car. I should say Modern times rock and roll is not bad either. I also think roger went about 7 years between 1978 (jazz) to 1984 (the works) without writing a good song and then finally nailed one with the overated but still good "radio Ga Ga." The song "a kind of magic" continued his Songwriting comeback. "Breakthru" and "these are the days of our lives/heaven for everyone" cemented rogers legacy as a fine songwriter. Never been a fan Of "the invisible man" loved the video, but the song doesn't work for me.

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Posted: 04 Jan 07, 02:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In the 70's I'd have to say either Tenement Funster or Sheer Heart Attack.

In the 80's definately Breakthru or Radio Gaga.

90's would be These Are The Days of Our Lives for sure.


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Posted: 04 Jan 07, 02:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm In Love With My Car and Heaven For Everyone

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Posted: 04 Jan 07, 04:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Tenement Funster

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Posted: 04 Jan 07, 05:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm In Love With My Car
A Kind Of Magic
Fight From The Inside
Radio Ga Ga
Rock It


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Posted: 04 Jan 07, 06:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

j tucker wrote:

What's the best song Roger ever wrote????


That would be impossible to say. Your phrasing implies objective truth, which there can never be in art. Thus, it is simply in the ear of the beholder.




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Posted: 04 Jan 07, 07:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mike hunt wrote:

roger is probably my least fav songwriter in queen, but he has a fair share of gems. My favorites in the 70's are tenament funster and sheer heart attack, maybe I'm in love with my car. I should say Modern times rock and roll is not bad either. I also think roger went about 7 years between 1978 (jazz) to 1984 (the works) without writing a good song and then finally nailed one with the overated but still good "radio Ga Ga." The song "a kind of magic" continued his Songwriting comeback. "Breakthru" and "these are the days of our lives/heaven for everyone" cemented rogers legacy as a fine songwriter. Never been a fan Of "the invisible man" loved the video, but the song doesn't work for me.


that's a pretty good summary - i agree mate...but i would add One Vision to the good list...and of his solo stuff Old Friends stands out well with anything queen did in later years


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Posted: 04 Jan 07, 07:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hahah, no one's talking about "Man on Fire" yet?
What a video!


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Posted: 04 Jan 07, 07:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ride The Wil Wind is way underrated IMO. I also like More of That Jazz, Drowse and Machines, though many fans seem to ignore them. Roger wrote (& co-wrote) many good songs. Hard to pick just one...

Outside Queen, my favourites are: Pressure On, Where Are You Now?, Dear Mr. Murdoch, Celebration, New Dark Ages and Final Destination.

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Posted: 04 Jan 07, 08:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

similar faves to previous posts...

70s -- Modern Times RnR, I'm in Love With My Car, Sheer Heart Attack, Fight From the Inside

80s -- Radio GaGa, Machines, One Vision, A Dozen Red Roses for My Darling

90s -- These Are the Days of Our Lives, Heaven for Everyone (Queen version)

solo -- Man on Fire, We Gotta Stop Those F*cking Nazis, Nation of Haircuts (haha)


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Posted: 04 Jan 07, 08:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hm...I'm In Love With My Car from 70-s, Radio Ga Ga, A Kind Of Magic and Heaven For Everyone from 80-s, These Are The Days, Ride The Wild Wind and Nazis from 90-s...


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Posted: 04 Jan 07, 10:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hard to choose, but now it would be Tenement Funster or I'm In Love With My Car.


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Posted: 04 Jan 07, 10:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm in love with may car
Tentement Funster
Comming soon



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Posted: 04 Jan 07, 10:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Daniel vZ wrote:

Hard to choose, but now it would be Tenement Funster or I'm In Love With My Car.


And to add to that I'd go for...

These Are The Days. :)

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Posted: 04 Jan 07, 11:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Action This Day. Even better live.


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Posted: 04 Jan 07, 11:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It has to be Drowse of course!


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Posted: 04 Jan 07, 12:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Besides the usual candidates, I simply love the Fun in Space album. As for later solo songs, I like Touch the Sky and Nation of Haircuts. Surrender is a top song, too.


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Posted: 04 Jan 07, 13:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

INNUENDO


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Posted: 04 Jan 07, 15:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger has to be my favourite for some reason I love most of his ones. These are my favourites:
Modern Time Rock n Roll
Loser in the End
I'm in love with my car
Radio Ga Ga
A Kind of Magic
Breakthru
Invisible Man (I swear he wrote this one, sorry if I'm wrong)
These are the days of our lives
I read someone said Innuendo I never knew he wrote that until then but I really love that song one of my favourites.



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